Recorded Holy Week Service of Lament and Healing Addressing Hatred and Violence Against
The service was a lament for the Anti-Asian violence. We also shared prayers for healing within Asian-American churches and communities, healing across racial lines and a call to action to follow Jesus who loves us all. Rev. Motoe said a prayer in Japanese during the service.
California-Nevada Conference of The UMC | Holy Week Service of Lament and Healing Addressing Hatred and Violence Against Asian-Americans (cnumc.org)
Click here to watch the service
Addressing Hate Crimes Against Asian AmericansHate crimes against Asian Americans rose 150% last year, many of them targeting the elderly. Chinese Americans and even those who look Chinese are being blamed for COVID-19…
In the meantime, let’s remain vigilant in fighting all hate crimes. Report them to the police. In addition, you can report AAPI hate crimes to stopaapihate.org, which is run by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University. They track and respond to hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, and bullying against AAPI in the United States.
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Lenten Small Group”Never Alone” study by Max Lucado
Wednesdays Feb. 17 – Mar. 31
Weekly email lesson with 3 Zoom sessions*
Contact Mindy Takechi by 2/13 to join at firstname.lastname@example.org
Roll Down, Justice!
A Lenten Biblical Reflection
Small GroupWe will be meeting weekly on Wed or Thurs evenings from 7 – 8 pm. We will be following the General Commission on Religion and Race study called Roll Down, Justice! It can be viewed here:2/17 @ 7 pm – 8 pm (Ash Wed) 2/25 @ 7 pm – 8 pm (Thurs)3/4 @ 7 pm – 8 pm (Thurs) 3/11 @ 7 pm – 8 pm (Thurs)3/17 @ 7 pm – 8 pm (Wed) 3/24 @ 7 pm – 8 pm (Wed)
If you are interested in learning more about the following, please email Mary Nakamura at email@example.com
Sponsor Children for Lenten Project and Children’s Worship
This Lenten Season, please consider sponsoring a child to receive a special Lenten resources! The funds will also help cover continuing expenses for the Children’s Worship which we plan on continuing through the summer. The anonymous sponsorships can be of any amount but the circuit is hoping to raise $20 per child up to 200 children conference wide. More than one child can be sponsored. Checks can be written to Sacramento First UMC, 2100 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 with a memo line stating “For Children’s Worship.” Online donations can be made at www.Sacjumc.com/give under General Fund, Children’s Worship Lent. Deadline for donations is Easter Sunday.
|The Japanese American Clergy Caucus organized on the special Day of Remembrance Worship |
Also Bishop’s Sano’s sermon from the JA worship (Feb. 14) in Japanese available here
– Preacher – Bishop Sano
– Virtual Choir (if you are interested in joining, please contact Lyssa or Rev. Motoe)
– Slide show with all JA churches (organized by SJUMC)
– Prayer by DS Shinya Goto
– Short History of Japanese American Churches by DS Mark Nakagawa